Not all Nodules Are Cancer and not all Fungal Infections Are Aspergillus

Authors

  • Ana Fonseca Pulmonology Department. Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9174-0757
  • David Afonso-João Department of Pathology. Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Gabriela Abreu Department of Clinical Pathology. Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Daniel Coutinho Pulmonology Department. Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.16859

Keywords:

Fungi, Humans, Lung Diseases, Fungal, Solitary Pulmonary Nodules

Abstract

Pithomyces, a dematiaceous fungus, is a common colonizer of dead leaves and stems of many different plants and is associated with facial eczema in some animals. We report a case of invasive fungal pulmonary disease by Pithomyces chartarum in a healthy, nonimmunocompromised patient. We aim to demonstrate our diagnostic and therapeutic approach and focus on the major challenges arising from the lack of scientific evidence regarding infection by this fungus in humans.

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Published

2022-08-16

How to Cite

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Fonseca A, Afonso-João D, Abreu G, Coutinho D. Not all Nodules Are Cancer and not all Fungal Infections Are Aspergillus. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 16 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];36(5):353-7. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/16859

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